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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews

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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Adelaide Review
August 10, 2016
This is surprisingly nowhere near the Hollywood nightmare you might be thinking (or fearing).
Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 11, 2016
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a good-hearted delight.
Jason Bailey
June 19, 2016
With such high aims, it's too bad that 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' falls somewhat short of greatness. But it's not often that you come across a "big" movie as earnest and patently un-cynical as this one.
James Plath
Family Home Theater
April 3, 2016
Somehow, out of a no-win situation, Stiller manages to make a likable movie that entertains while also providing a little get-out-of-the-basement inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Hughes
August 4, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty provides fun and laughs, but also meaningful thoughts on life and how we choose to live it, along with a touching lead performance you'll want to root for.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 28, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one charming film to see, and there's nothing wrong with a feel-good movie that makes you feel good about liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 27, 2014
Ignore the liberties the film takes with the original (something the 1947 Danny Kaye movie also did, much to Thurber's annoyance), and this version proves to be a briskly entertaining, glossily photographed, globe-trotting romp,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
A good-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a bit too much on whiz-bang special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anthony Morris
The Vine
February 13, 2014
Big budget films that are actually about something are so rare this one's worth checking out just for novelty value alone.
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
February 7, 2014
A charmer with a good heart and a healthy dose of unrealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Josh Hylton
Dark Horizons
February 6, 2014
It still has a good amount of heart to it, particularly from the delightful Wiig who somehow manages to create an interesting and empathetic character out of thin material.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
Of course Stiller takes many liberties with Thurber's old chestnut, but there is a sense that its theme of yearning really means something to him.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2014
...a superior comedy/drama that's often much more profound than its marketing materials may have indicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
January 17, 2014
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 7, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a Mood Indigo for the masses, a sort of cinematic gateway drug that plays around with art film concepts for audiences who don't necessarily want to watch an art film.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
January 6, 2014
"MItty" a Magical Tribute to the Possible
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 3, 2014
For Ben Stiller it's a case of one step forward, two steps back, with the funny man's ambitious move into Oscar territory never quite reaching its full potential, even though moments of brilliance do pop up now and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 3, 2014
If Stiller can squeeze a smile out of that situation, he's a magician. He does, and therefore he is.
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
January 2, 2014
I seriously love this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.75/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 2, 2014
Stiller has aimed high, and even if he hasn't made it to the top, the view is still pretty good from where he ended up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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